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Life with Father

Published 1947

This film's excellent cast brings interest to a story of otherwise routine family events.
Almost all of the performers are nicely matched with their characters, especially William Powell and Irene Dunne as the parents.

Run time 118 min.
Producer Robert Buckner, Jack L. Warner
Production Company Warner Bros. Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, color
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Reviewer: jsand53 - - May 12, 2016
Subject: Life With Farther
the picture & sound are just " AWFUL "..period ...
I really do LOVE this movie, you should start OVER..redo it PERIOD. what a SHAME to put such a this on here and be PROUD of it??? just my thoughts on this..ANYBODY else??...UPDATE:......i have tried ALL downloads..of this Film...YUCK...i was right " START OVER ".....use SHARK-codecs...and save it as a MP4..file not a AVI file..better results...thanks !!! Happy trails to the way i used to BUILD I do know my stuff!.
Reviewer: wileyjr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 26, 2015
Reviewer: Haystack99 - favoritefavorite - January 10, 2014
Subject: Oh, they made a movie of this.... Great!
Yeah. I will admit that this film was well made. The editing, the acting, all of that was good. But, this is one of my mother's favorite movies. She enjoyed it so much that over the last 25+ years, my mother has used all of the jokes from this film... in real life. And she's used them many, many times. So when I finally saw the movie, it didn't make me laugh because well, I had already heard the jokes many times before. So, thanks mom!
Reviewer: Mlknight - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 4, 2013
Subject: love this movie
very good movie thanx for the upload
Reviewer: mari64 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2012
Subject: love life with father
I saw this movie as a preview on turner classic movies....I missed it, but I finally got to see this movie....I love family movies and this is one of them.....Tyrone Powell as the father is hilarious...and Irene Dunne as the movie she is such a great actress. Mr. Powell has always been the comedian in his movies..The thin man series.I love old movies and I this movie I can watch over and over again.
Reviewer: astersattract - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 4, 2011
Subject: Can't argue with Irene Dunne
In her time, Irene Dunne was the queen of Hollywood. This isn't her best film, but it shows part of her comedic range. Highly recommend checking her out (elsewhere) in "I Remember Mama," in which she's brilliant. Irene plus some cute moments and I'm already at four stars. :-)
Reviewer: elmagno - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 13, 2010
Subject: Video is Fine
The large file is an avi and plays great. No stutters, and the frame rate is fine at 25 fps. The A/V is synced just fine.
I played it thru on Linux with VLC without a problem. It would be nice to have a higher bitrate file, but at the price it's just fine.
Reviewer: billbarstad - - May 14, 2009
Subject: Re-upload Please!
the reviewer below, kutindebewilling, is right. I downloaded the "DivX" file, which is actually an AVI file, and it shows stuttering playback throughout. Couldn't watch it.
Reviewer: Fireball Steve Zodiac - favorite - December 28, 2008
Subject: Surrealistic parody
This film is like the National Lampoon issue that parodied some Valley Stream types in the mid 70's, but it was successful at what it did. This film kind of misses for me. This film makes allusion to at least 2 wealthy magnate families of that era. It is interesting to watch for those both esoterically involved and those from without, not because the cast portrays their parts so well as captioned above but because it is supposedly about these ultra rich families. Its gossip on film, stories of the rich and famous. JP Morgan, who wore spats, so does Powell in this film, and whose charicatures also adorns the Milton Bradley Monopoly games in various ways, and who attended St Paul's mentioned in the film, and I think the other is the Rockefeller family. The story goes that the fortune maker patriarch of the family made his kids carry ledgers with themselves so they could track their spending, realize different spending habits like he did by doing this himself, and then go on to amass their own fortunes, to which he would add to anyway via inheritance at his demise, he was intense about it reportedly. At least one of his kids refused. This film is very intense about it's squeeky cleanliness, and starchy under arm righteousness, and a real propaganda tool to advertise the rich as only puritanical and beyond mistake. I attended one of the schools mentioned and it was taken for granted that you went onto a typical Ivy League college after graduation. This film is kind of Dali-esgue if Dali had come a little more middle of the road in his movie. The given academic phrase that describes this film is "much ado about nothing". God I can't believe I repeated that. I'm still feeling kind of stunned by its blandness. If this is or was stereotypical "rich", I'm glad I was kicked out of college and have become a successful under achiever and have at least several dark secrets to keep and make fun of. I'd be afraid to hit the restroom in this guy's house, he might be running after me with the scooper. SPS '76
Reviewer: jpbuquet - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2008
Subject: Encoding
Please disregard the old grouch's comment on bad encoding, or at least add a few grains of salt. It would have been helpful to precise which format is badly encoded, for at least the mp4 copy that i have downloaded today plays perfectly well (mac, os 10.4.11). Who's "wasting our time here"?
Reviewer: kutindebewilling - - December 11, 2008
Subject: Badly encoded
Could the person who uploaded this and many other movies in the archive please refrain from any further uploads until he or she has learned the basics of video encoding? For a start, please try to select the right framerate. You are wasting our time here.
Reviewer: quigs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 5, 2008
Subject: Life with Father
A favorite of mine since I read Clarence's Day,"Life with Father". Any chance of getting the companion piece to this "Cheaper by the Dozen"? btw the film of Gilbarth's studies on efficency are in IA. Very cut and dry but of an historical interest.
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